5 DIY Projects You Can Do Right Now
March 19, 2020
Being stuck at home can be challenging, especially if you have an entire brood to entertain. There’s only so many Netflix shows you can binge or make-believe you can play. Instead, why not embrace your artsy side? This roundup of DIY projects includes crafts that you can complete whether you have a fully stocked arsenal of art supplies or just a handful of household items.
Spring Tulip Wreath [Sugar Bee Crafts]
Even if you don’t have everything you need for this craft on hand, you’ll probably be able to order most of the materials and have them shipped right to your door! Faux tulips, burlap, and a wreath crafted from twigs come together to create a cute embellishment for your front door, complete with your last initial for a personal touch. If you don’t want to hang the wreath on your front door, it would also look great in the living room, your bedroom, or really anywhere in the apartment that needs some extra flair!
Melted Crayon Art [Instructables]
If your stash of art supplies includes crayons and canvas, you can make this colorful craft. Start by hot-gluing the crayons to the top of the canvas in a line, creating a pattern of colors that’s pleasing to the eye. Then use a blow dryer to melt the crayons and send them cascading down the canvas in colorful streams, making a rainbow-hued piece of abstract art!
Penne Statement Necklaces [Don’t Mind If I Do]
Pasta jewelry is no longer just for kids! These surprisingly chic creations are actually made out of penne, but you’d never know it from looking at them. Color the dried penne with your favorite hues of nail polish and arrange them into stylish chevron patterns, then hot-glue them directly to a thin necklace chain. Voila! A trendy new piece of jewelry for your spring wardrobe.
Handmade Mugs [A Beautiful Mess]
Even if you don’t have a stash of blank white mugs on hand, you can still do this craft with any neutral-toned ceramic mugs and a Sharpie. If you have a collection of multi-colored Sharpies, even better! Pass out mugs to all of your crafters and let them create whatever design they desire using the permanent markers. Then let the creations dry, and they’ll be safe to go in the microwave or dishwasher.
Yarn-Wrapped Painted Jars [The Forge]
Could your spring decor use a little bit of a boost? Enlist your own handiwork to add some style! This simple tutorial shows you how to transform empty jars (whatever you have lying around) into pretty statement pieces. If you have some twine or yarn and paint, you can recreate this craft. Just wrap each jar in your chosen string in criss-crossing patterns, making sure it’s knotted tightly. Then coat the jar with whatever color paint you like (this artist used white). Wait for it to dry and remove the yarn to show off a unique design. Place small tea lights inside for glowing pieces of decor.